Neusa Serra and Hamilton Faria – The solidarity economy of culture and cultural citizenship in the ABC Region of São Paulo, Brazil – Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016 – ISBN (10): 1-5275-1316-5 ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-1316-7 – Translated by Eva Paulino Bueno. (For the original Brazilian version, see http://dowbor.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/EcoSolCap2.pdf )

The cultural dimension of development is seldom at the center of debates, and even culture is more frequently seen as entertainment industry rather than an essential aspect of daily life in communities. This little book centers on cultural citizenship, with a description of numerous popular initiatives that belong to the solidarity economy. Dowbor’s chapter, The Solidarity Economy: New Cultural Paradigms, brings out the more general aspects, but mostly the different cultural popular movements are presented by the protagonists themselves.